Veterans Way

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Veterans Way
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 1.591 mi[1] (2.560 km)
Existed 1929 (as part of a Kentucky state route) – present
Component
highways
Major junctions
West end KY 1468 / KY 70 west of Morgantown
  Natcher Parkway Exit 29
KY 403 / KY 2162
East end US 231 / KY 79 / KY 70 / KY 403 in north Morgantown
Highway system

Veterans Way is a two-lane major thoroughfare located in Morgantown, Butler County in south-central Kentucky. It serves as a major street and a bypass truck route within the city limits of Morgantown that includes portions of two Kentucky state highways, and portions of the truck routes of a U.S. Highway and an additional state route.

Since all parts of this roadway includes alignments of U.S. and state routes, the road is maintained by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

Route description[edit]

The Veterans Way designation begins at Kentucky Route 70's junction with KY 1468 on the western edge of Morgantown. It intersects the William H. Natcher Parkway (future I-65 spur) near the city's industrial district. The roadway goes from there northeastward to the state routes junction with US 231 and KY 79 on the north side of Morgantown.

The entire local designation of Veterans Way, along with the Natcher Parkway between exits 28 and 29, both serve as the designation of US 231 Truck and KY 79 Truck. The two truck routes also serve as the bypass auxiliaries of both US 231 and KY 79, whose main alignment goes through downtown Morgantown.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Morgantown, Butler County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 KY 70 west (Rochester Road) – Rochester, Drakesboro, Central CityWestern terminus.
Continuation westward as Rochester Road.
0.0000.000 KY 1468 south (Gardner Lane)Northern terminus of KY-1468.
0.4960.798
Natcher Parkway south / US 231 Truck / KY 79 Truck – Bowling Green
Western terminus; Exit 29 from southbound Natcher Parkway and ramps to Natcher Parkway South; Begin concurrency with US 231 Truck and KY 79 Truck.
0.4960.798 Natcher Parkway north – OwensboroExit 29 from northbound Natcher Parkway and ramps to Natcher Parkway North;
0.6741.085 KY 3545 south – Butler County Adult Learning CenterKY 3545's northern terminus
1.6582.668Helm Lane to Charles Black City Park
1.9973.214 KY 403 north (Logansport Road) / KY 2162 eastBegin concurrency with KY 403; Western terminus of KY 2162.
2.0873.359 KY 70 east / US 231 north (G.L. Smith Street) / KY 79 south / KY 403Eastern terminus; KY 70 continues into a concurrency with US 231/KY 79 north; northern terminus of both US 231 Truck and KY 79 Truck.
End concurrency with KY 403
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (2015). State Primary Road System: Butler County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning. Morgantown inset. Retrieved June 30, 2016. [permanent dead link]